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In a universe close to you, one side of a football club boardroom battle thought it would be a good idea to undermine the other side by accusing them of leaking company information.  The allegations of a leak [at Newco Rangers, in case you were unaware]were blazoned across The Sun today, who were shown “a copy of explosive minutes from the board showdown at Murray Park where Gers power-brokers voted to sideline (chairman, Malcolm Murray)”.

This is cringe worthy.  At what level of humanity does leaking [highly confidential]boardroom documents about an earlier alleged leak appear to be acceptable behaviour?

The Sun report the minutes from last week’s board meeting record:

“The SFA mentioned to the acting chief executive (Craig Mather) that the Rangers board situation needed addressing as the SFA understood information was leaking from the chairman.

“Given the concerns about confidentiality [no laughing now], credibility and professional conduct and the impact on regulators, a motion was proposed to remove Malcolm from the position of chairman and as director of the company following the completion of the investigation.

“It was decided that Malcolm should not attend to any duties in the meantime and would not be involved in the direction or detail of the investigation.

“The resolution was passed by a majority of shareholders.”

The campaign to blacken Malcolm Murray’s name has been underway for some months but you can ignore that, there are three points from the above worthy of note:

“Malcolm… would not be involved in the direction or detail of the investigation”.  Despite having the minutes, The Sun fail to clarify which investigation is being referred to, the on-going investigation by Pinsent Masons and Deloittes, or an investigation into Malcolm Murray’s behaviour.

As it was proposed to sack Murray as a director on completion of the investigation it’s unlikely the investigation is into his own behaviour.  Sentencing is usually reserved until after guilt is established.

The possibility that the minutes indicate Malcolm Murray will not be allowed to be involved in the direction or detail of the Pinsent Masons investigation renders the exercise pointless.  The investigation into links between Green and Whyte, with consequences for SFA membership, was at the insistence of Murray.  If the persons who removed him are now controlling the scope of his investigation, that investigation is moot.

The other interesting point is that the “resolution was passed by a majority of shareholders”.  I’m pretty sure this was a directors’ board meeting not a shareholders meeting.  It’s a curious comment to make its way onto the minutes.

By far the most concerning comment to be made on an SFA associate member’s boardroom minutes was:

“The SFA mentioned to the acting chief executive (Craig Mather) that the Rangers board situation needed addressing as the SFA understood information was leaking from the chairman”.

It is no business of the SFA whatsoever if a club chairman talks about its business outside the boardroom, the allegation here is of completely inappropriate behaviour by the Association, which makes it our business.

Who at the SFA is involved in this, what did they know, when did they know it, who told them and who did they speak?

Time for some leadership from the SFA board and some proper journalism, or would everyone rather play their part in the Great Football Swindle?

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  1. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    RON BACARDI

     

     

    More than I do,I suspect.

     

     

    My taste in music probably came to a grinding halt in our Centenary Season!

     

     

    With a few exceptions of course-check out THE SHINS and ELLIOTT SMITH,for example.

  2. Delbhoy59

     

     

    Obviously just leaked out. Why was Olgivie there anyway? Game was under the Glasgow FA not the SFA.

     

    A public meeting that shouldn’t have taken place anyway.

     

    No questions asked of course.

     

     

    LB

  3. swatson Neil Lennon's 6ft skinny twin! on

    Auldheid,

     

     

    Any inclination of what that more important goal might be?

     

     

    I understand that we may be in a ‘long’ game but this could also be an excuse for acquiescence. Our board are not stupid and there is ways of passing hints to allow us to be on message, at the moment it just looks like ‘Hear no evil,see no evil’.

     

     

    I also fear that our supporters will get fed up being taken for fools by our games authorities and walk away. There comes a time when your self respect will overtake defiance.

  4. Trev Wakefield

     

    @TrevWakefield

     

     

    Mick Philpott kills 6 kids: Tories blame benefit system. Bedroom tax victim commits suicide: Tories “don’t comment on individual cases”

  5. charles kickham on

    Andrew Young ‏@Hullbhoy 2m

     

     

    Email from Jack Irvine to Craig Whyte. DSTM. pic.twitter.com/I0mwupeBLg

  6. Still laughing at the outrage story in the Hun about the leaking of information and the whole story is based on… A leaked memo!

     

     

    Karma has not finished with ‘the peepul’ it seems…

  7. !!Bada Bing!! on

    googybhoy ♥ Celtic

     

    15:37 on

     

    13 May, 2013

     

    Thunder and lightning with huge hailstones in Manchester over at Old Trafford.

     

     

    There is an open bus procession for Man Utd at 6.00.

     

     

    Great taxi weather.

     

    Have you got a sunroof for the trophy mate?

  8. Wilshire 14:53 so it wonder just me? Well now I’m on a roll can anyone answer this :-what does (sic) mean? I’ve seen it posted a few times but haven’t got a Scooby what it means ta up front

  9. Doctor Whatfor on

    asonofdan 15.31

     

     

    God love us all! She might have been buried last month by by God she lives on.

  10. Doctor Whatfor on

    charliebhoy

     

     

    Sic literally means ” thus”. It is used when quoting to indicate, for example, a mis – spelling or a wrong piece of information is contained in the quote but is not the fault of the person quoting. E.g.

     

    Rangers are alive and well (sic).

  11. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    The Latin adverb sic (“thus”; in full: sic erat scriptum, “thus was it written”)[citation needed] added immediately after a quoted word or phrase (or a longer piece of text), indicates that the quotation has been transcribed exactly as found in the original source, complete with any erroneous spelling or other nonstandard presentation

     

     

    -lifted from Wiki /EWTB/EWLM

  12. thebhoyfromoz on

    charliebhoy

     

    15:44 on

     

    13 May, 2013

     

    Wilshire 14:53 so it wonder just me? Well now I’m on a roll can anyone answer this :-what does (sic) mean? I’ve seen it posted a few times but haven’t got a Scooby what it means ta up front

     

     

    SIc is placed in text after a quotation, it means that the quotation has been written exactly as it appeared in the original source even including spelling or other gramatical errors.

     

    the phrase itself, has it’s origins in Latin and means “thus was it written”.

  13. Doctor Whatfor on

    blantyretim

     

     

    On that subject, how’s the leg? I see you manged a wee pilgrimage to the Knights club so looking a bit better?

  14. charliebhoy

     

    15:44 on

     

    13 May, 2013

     

    Wilshire 14:53 so it wonder just me? Well now I’m on a roll can anyone answer this :-what does (sic) mean?

     

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    For example: blantyretim

     

    15:51 on

     

    13 May, 2013

     

    I’m off work on the sic (sic)

  15. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    On the Lynyrd Skynyrd live album Ronnie Van Zandt says ‘we’re gonna sic a Okie on ya’ with reference to guitar player Steve Gaines.

     

     

    This is a different use of sic, bein’ more classical hillbilly than classical Latin.

  16. pabloh_AKA_NEIL LENNON on

    There’s been a few posts on Facebook recently about Neil Lennon, like from betting websites etc, see if you go in and look at the comments from sevco fans, what is wrong with these people? And another thing, most of them add in sectarian abuse, yet they include their employer details on their profile page. Sackable offence??

  17. The Spirit of Arthur Lee on

    Phil MacGiollaBhain‏@Pmacgiollabhain4s

     

    Excellent Ibrox source today described situation there to me as “beyond chaos”.

  18. pabloh_AKA_NEIL LENNON on

    I didn’t mean offensive original post by the way, I meant a post for example praising him for giving his medal to the young fan, and the post turns in to fans abusing each other

  19. pabloh_AKA_NEIL LENNON on

    ‘Excellent ibrox source’

     

     

    That’ll be Malcolm Murray then.

  20. Phil MacGiollaBhain ‏@Pmacgiollabhain 3m

     

    Excellent Ibrox source today described situation there to me as “beyond chaos”.

     

     

     

    HH

     

    /Bishop B

  21. The Moon Bhoys on

    “Time for some leadership from the SFA board and some proper journalism, or would everyone rather play their part in the Great Football Swindle?”

     

     

    Paul 67 – the game is already well under way and I can tell you that ‘everyone’ are more than just playing their part, in fact they are playing an absolute blinder, so much so that leadership and proper journalism are not required. Nothing to see here, move right along please…

  22. sic- Used by Jock Wallace when an STV pundit after a humiliating Oldco Euro exit

     

     

    “We’ll Jock what did you make of the result?”

     

     

    JW- “I’m sic, I’m sic- nae character in that team”

     

     

    Might even have been the Jesus of Nazareth game.

  23. Paul67,

     

     

    While I am not au fait with legal procedure, I was struck by the sentence saying that the SFA had been in contact with the deady bears’ board about the leaks coming from the chairman. Gross impropriety is the least of it. That wee scunner CO is probably at the root of it but whether he is or not, he has to shoulder responsibility for such unethical behaviour emanating from his bailiwake

     

     

    One’s worse than the next. Let’s hope they can all be shown the door and Scottish football cleaned up for once and for good.

  24. Celtic_First on

    OG Rafferty and Charles Kickham

     

     

    Very interesting, and presumably another in the long line of leaks from Craigy Bhoy.

     

     

    I really don’t understand the date, though. The date on that email amazed me.

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